[ 515MIIMGIMK20 ] KS International Business

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Business Administration Erna Szabo 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme (*)Betriebswirtschaftslehre 2021W
  • To prepare students for working in an international, complex and dynamic business environment.
  • To grasp the foundations of international business by looking at international trade, trade theories and foreign direct investment.
  • To understand which interdependent factors influence decision making in an international context by including the economic, political/legal, cultural, institutional and monetary/fiscal environments.
  • To learn how multinational corporations organize their international operations.
  • To explore emerging issues in international business, such as issues connected with the climate crisis and sustainability.
  • To develop skills and make use of introduced analysis tools needed to deal with complex problems and decisions in international business and management.
  • To bridge the theory-practice divide through gaining practical insights via case studies.
  • Introduction to international business
  • The international business environment
  • International trade, trade theories & foreign direct investment
  • The multinational corporation (MNC)
  • International competitiveness & sustainability
  • MNC strategies and organizational structure
  • Working in multi-cultural teams
Criteria for evaluation Case study analyses, short tests, final exam
Methods Combination of lectures and applied discussions of case studies and/or current events in international business are used to introduce students to the international business environment with its challenges, risks and opportunities. Students are expected to attend all classes for their whole duration, contribute equally to group-level assignments (e.g. case studies) and display an open, motivated and constructive mindset.
Language English and French
Study material Topic-specific preparatory readings (text book chapters)
Changing subject? No
Further information Course takes place in the 1st half of the semester
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 100
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority